The Prohibition Sessions with Ian Prowse +// Jay Davies
Date and Time:
November 24, 2018 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Prohibition Recording Studios, Liverpool
About The Events
AN EVENING WITH IAN PROWSE +// JAY DAVIES FROM THE HUMMINGBIRDS!
A debut gig at Prohibition Recording Studios for Ian Prowse Featuring a support slot from Jay Davies from the Hummingbirds!
For those that don’t know Ian Prowse:
“Ian Prowse is a singer/songwriter, plays guitar and frontman of Amsterdam, previously of indie cult band Pele.
Raised on protest songs. Influenced by the Celtic sounds that make Liverpool so unique. And inspired by the songwriting craftsmanship of Paul Weller, Mike Scott and Elvis Costello, as well as the relentless live performances of his hero Bruce Springsteen, it was no surprise, at the start of the 90s, when the rest of Britain was swaggering along to the baggy sound of The Stone Roses, Ian put together a band that marched to their own beat.
The result was Pele, a five piece alternative rock ‘n’ pop band band with an infusion of Celtic sounds, and a live show that became stuff of legend. They released 2 studio albums, 1 live album and 6 singles that lit up the bottom end of the UK charts, but literally exploded like fireworks all over the world including a Number 1 hit in South Africa as well as hits in Portugal, Holland & Belgium.
The band split in 1996, three years later Ian formed Amsterdam, it was to take another 5 years until they were signed again for an independent label. During this time the band struck up a friendship with Elvis Costello. Which saw them playing as his band on the Jonathan Ross Show, supporting his live shows and eventually recording a duet of ‘Don’t throw your love away’ originally a hit by the Searchers.
Amsterdam hit the UK top 40 with their first single ‘The Journey’ but it’s their song ‘Does this train stop on Merseyside?’ that cemented Ian’s place in the hearts of DJs, songwriters and music fans alike. Radio 1 DJ John Peel was reduced to tears every time he put it on, openly crying live on air because of its connection with Liverpool, the city he loved. Irish legend Christy Moore then took the song on in 2009 making it the centrepiece of his album ‘Listen’.
After releasing a best of album ‘Does This Train Stop On Merseyside: The Very Best Of Ian Prowse’ and two more solo albums ‘Who Loves Ya Baby’ and ‘Companeros’, Ian then spent his time remastering and re releasing his first two classic Pele albums ‘Fireworks’ and ‘The Sport of Kings’ to celebrate their 25th anniversaries. Much to the joy of his many fans, he has taken these albums back on the road both with his band,and on his own all over Europe”
Ian has a brand new album out in 2019 which has brought together ex Pele members as well as 15 other crack musicians to work on what he describes as ‘our masterpiece’.The 2019 tour will include all of your favourite Pele & Amsterdam songs as well as cuts from this new LP.
Support from Jay Davies!
For those that don’t know Jay Davies:
Jay Davies is the lead singer of the local award winning band “The Hummingbirds” Jay makes rare solo appearances playing acoustic versions from The Hummingbirds catalogue along with songs that he has listened to or that have inspired him over the years.
Consider this your chance, as a fan, to come hear the artist you love perform in an intimate, inner-city studio environment.
This is a unique gig experience that puts you at the heart of the artist’s performance.
A good amount of the fees raised from ticket sales always go back to the artists as payment for their talented music and performances.
Tickets are allocated on a first-come, first-serve basis.
No under 16s allowed. Doors open at 7.00pm and the show starts at 7.40pm. No persons will be allowed entry after the music begins.
Main Act : Ian Prowse
Support Act: Jay Davies (Hummingbirds)
The venue at Prohibition Recording Studios also has its very own micro bar with a selection of craft beers, lagers, wine, prosecco, spirits and soft drinks.
Ticket sales end at 12pm on the day of the event – No tickets will be available on the door unless specified by Prohibition Recording Studios.
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Note: There is limited seating at the venue – to avoid disappointment, please arrive for the event start time, which coincides with the doors opening. There are steps on entry to the building, so we are very sorry, but unfortunately due to restrictions of the building management we cannot offer a ramp for wheelchair users at this time. There may be a small card processing fee, unfortunately Prohibition Recording Studios cannot control this. We absorb all other fees where possible.